How much is a Victor Talking Machine worth?

How much is a Victor Talking Machine worth?

Selling prices for good quality examples in this category will typically run from $500 to well above $2000, depending on the specific model and condition.

Are victrolas worth anything?

The condition of a Victrola often determines its value as an antique. According to, a VV-XI left exposed in an unfinished attic space is worth around $100-$150, while a Victrola of the same model in mint condition sells for over $750.

Will Victrola ruin records?

Cheap Victrola record players that are used properly should not damage your records beyond just shortening their lifespan a bit. Eventually this will cause the record to wear out and could also cause the grooves to become extremely damaged if the record skips a lot.

How can I tell how old my Victrola is?

You may find a paper license sticker located on the back, the bottom or on an inside wall or underneath your Victor or Victrola photograph, depending on model (picture on right). This sticker has a veritable plethora of patent and copyright dates printed all over it.

Can a Victrola play modern records?

ANSWER: Victors and Victrolas will play any laterally-cut 78 RPM record. This would include most flat shellac records, with the exception of some early Edison and Pathe discs, which used a vertical cutting method. And you CAN’T play vinyl LP’s or 45 RPM discs!!

How long does a Victrola needle last?

The average lifespan for a new needle is 500 hours, but it is pretty much impossible to know how old a needle is if you did not introduce it to the record player. The risk is definitely not worth ruining your records. Yes, a needle can be expensive. But you will have to replace this one at some point anyway.

Where is Victrola serial number?

Each dataplate has a serial number found on the right and a model identification that is stamped on the left. Each model comes with a unique serialization.

How does a Victrola work?

Step 1: How a Victrola Works A spring driven (wind-up) motor powers the turntable, and sound is picked up and amplified mechanically through a speaker horn. When the needle vibrates, a thin diaphragm in the reproducer generates the sound. This sound travels through the hollow tone arm and into the sound box.